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Is there a gender difference in the associations of birthweight and adult hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-53
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Endocrinology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


Increased hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity in men of low birthweight may be an important link between early life and the adult metabolic syndrome. In animal models females are more sensitive than males to HPA axis programming, but whether gender influences susceptibility in humans is unknown.

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